Houghton College ranks in the top 4% of colleges nationwide according to the fourth-annual ranking of America's Best Colleges, compiled by Forbes and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity (CCAP). Inclusion in the rankings indicates that the institution meets a certain level of quality, since only the top 15% of institutions are ranked.
Among America's Best
US News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" Guide has consistently ranked Houghton among the elite national liberal arts colleges that are the 'most selective' and 'most solid' institutions in the country.Houghton ranks in the “national” category, an important distinction that signifies the college’s reputation and academic achievements. It was one of only a select few member schools of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities ranked in the first tier.
View Houghton's profile on the America's Best Colleges website.
Best in Northeast
Houghton College is noted as one of the Best Colleges in the Northeast by The Princeton Review.
Says Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s Senior VP / Publisher, “We’re pleased to recommend Houghton College to users of our site as one of the best schools to earn their undergrad degree. We chose it and the other terrific institutions we name as ‘regional best’ colleges mainly for their excellent academic programs. From several hundred schools in each region, we winnowed our list based on institutional data we collected directly from the schools, our visits to schools over the years, and the opinions of our staff, plus college counselors and advisors whose recommendations we invite. We also take into account what students at the schools reported to us about their campus experiences at them on our 80-question student survey for this project."
View Houghton's profile on the Princeton Review website.
Top Green College
Houghton College is included in the 3rd edition of the Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2012 Edition. This resource, which is published in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the only free, comprehensive guide that focuses solely on colleges that have demonstrated a notable commitment to sustainability. For the second year in a row, Houghton College joins the ranks of outstanding universities and colleges nationwide that are leading the “green” movement through their own special programs and initiatives.
2014 Best Value Liberal Arts College
Houghton College has ranked number 76 on Kiplinger’s Personal Finance list of the country’s best values in Liberal Arts colleges.